Cell Contact Phenomena and Their Implication in Cell Communication

  • Leonard Weiss
  • James P. Harlos


Before junctions can be formed, parts of apposing cell surfaces must make contact with each other; interactions occurring before, during, and after contact also appear to play an important role in junction formation. In this presentation, we will consider various aspects of cell contact from a predominandy biophysical viewpoint. Our approach is iterative in the sense that we move back and forth between physical theory and observations on living cells.


Cell Communication Cell Periphery Anionic Site Ehrlich Ascites Tumor Cell Intramembranous Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Weiss
    • 1
  • James P. Harlos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental PathologyRoswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

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